This is an “exotic” quartett card deck I found during a trip to Portugal. Since I love card games, I bought this one for my collection.
They were very popular there in the last 80s, although there is very few information available on the internet about the cardmaker, or about other releases they made. If you can tell me something about them, I’d very very grateful.
The only information comes from the rules card, which says there are other decks with ships and cars available, as well as other card and board games. In the card on the left, you can see an advertisement for Nai Kei, Zig Zag and Jogo do O (which seems to be a version of Duell).
As usual in these kind of quartets, the land in which the deck has been manufactured, is widely represented on the game. Portugal has 12 planes (out of 32). There are also one plane from Mozambique (old Portuguese colony) and one from Biafra.
Also interesting is that the planes are also classified after their country of origin and also after their function (for example: transport, observation, combat…)
Some of the cards do not depict planes, but helicopters, which are a different kind of vehicle, but it doesn’t really matter, the game makes a lot of fun as it is.
- Name: AVIOES A HÉLICE MILITARES (Ref. 120)
- Alternate Names: MILITARY PROPELLER-DRIVEN PLANES (English)
- Year: Around 1986
- Company: Dinamizaçao (Portugal)